Lee Méir

Lee Méir (Choreography, Concept, Performance) (IL/DE 1984) is a freelance choreographer, performer and costume designer. She was born in Jerusalem and today lives and works between Berlin and Tel-Aviv. Her work explores the tension(s) between language, movement, sound, and meaning production, and can be situated somewhere between playful and intense. Lee has been developing her solo practice since 2011, her recent solo’s include fourteen functional failures (a solo series, 2016-2017) and Line Up (Uferstudios 2018). She sees her solo practice as a home base to go from and come back to. Simultaneously she works in collaborative formats such as the collective piece Across the Middle, Past the East, an Unsettled Cabaret (Sophiensaele 2018). She sees her collaborative practice as a way to destabilise individual ideas and to practice being together. Lee’s works are presented internationally in platforms such as: Tanz im August Berlin, Brighton Festival, Heidelberg Tanzbiennale, Roter Salon at the Volksbühne Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna. She received grants and scholarships from foundations such as: The Capital Cultural Fonds Berlin (Haupstadtkulturfonds), the Berlin City Council for Cultural Affairs, Danceweb Vienna, Life Long Burning, the Israeli Ministry of Culture. In 2011 her solo Translation included, was awarded first prize at Israel´s Biennale for young choreographers, at the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance. In 2013 Lee completed choreography studies at HZT- Berlin. Since 2017, Lee curates the series Nah Dran extended, at ada Studio Berlin, where she accompanies young choreographers in realising their first works. Recently she has been awarded the 2019 Pina Bausch Fellowship in cooperation with L’École des Sables in Senegal. She is currently collaborating with the swiss director Boris Nikitin, for a new production premiering at Kaserne Basel in 2020.